Bereslavka (early Paleocene) (Paleocene of Russian Federation)

Also known as Bereslavskoye water reservoir; Karpovka River

Where: Volgograd, Russian Federation (48.6° N, 44.1° E: paleocoordinates 42.9° N, 38.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Paleocene (66.0 - 61.7 Ma)

• unnamed unit; "Upper Syzranian"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: A. O. Averianov and A. A. Yarkov. 2004. Carnivorous dinosaurs (Saurischia, Theropoda) from the Maastrichtian of the Volga-Don interfluve, Russia. Paleontological Journal 38(1):78-82 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38076: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 09.04.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Palaeocarcharodon sp. Casier 1960 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis sp. Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Synechodontiformes - Orthacodontidae
Sphenodus sp. Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Albulidae indet. Bleeker 1859 bonefish
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Cheloniidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 sea turtle
VGI 231/7 from level 2a
 Loricata -
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Crocodylia -
Asiatosuchus volgensis n. sp. Efimov and Yarkov 1993 crocodilian
VDM 26650/57 - holotype (partial right dentary); "probably" from this site (Averianov and Yarkov 2004)
  - Ostraciontidae